...anyone know the screw size, later battery powered headlight plug ?? Hopefully available locally ?
Looks like a 1" long brass 10-32 with a hole near the end.
Focus screw or wire connector screw in the plug?
He needs the screw that holds the wire into the plug
Most likely a #4-40 but that's just a guess. I don't have one handy.
Take the socket to a hardware store and see what you can find that will fit. You will likely have to cut them to length and saw or Dremel a slot. They should be brass screws.
A plated Allen setscrew would be a possibility also.
Bob, is this what your looking for? Dont know the size but have the old ones that came off my runabout if you still need them.
I saw the plug today, and that's what he needs...the little brass screw.
Yup, that's the one !
The bulb we replaced before the parade blew out prior to the big show. One eyed on the video. Found loose connection and stray copper strands. After yesterday's ride lights still shine.
So did you or did you not fix it?
I have a can with old thimbles and could drop a screw in the mail, be there in the next day or so. Let me know
I measured an original. It was a #4 x 36 tpi, 3/16" long, truss head brass machine screw.
Thanks everyone, going to local family hardware store later.....
Doubt if even the family hardware would have one in that thread, but if they do, let us know so we can add them to our "good guys" list.
On the 1916 headlight plugs, the screws are #3.
You called it right.
Hardware store had #4 x 40 tpi, 3/16" long, not the 36 tpi.
You might see what's in a modern trailer plug. You might be pleasantly surprised (or might not)
Try a place that sells parts for household lamps, replacement sockets etc. Royal Touch in Dallas has quite a conglomeration of stuff, maybe there is a similar store in your area.
If all else fails, you might order a new one, then you will have a spare screw.
Really thought local generation hardware store would have this size screw in their archive , heck, they have anything else that was made.
Expecting a replacement screw in the mail thanks to the Forum, and new T friend. Thanks again !
Whoops! Checked the drawing for T-6587 *Factory No) at Benson Ford Research Center today and it is exactly as RV says above, not #3 as I remembered. Drawing calls it "#4 x 36 U.S.F".